^ Well, if this is directed at me, all I know is what I've read from others about Windows 8, and some articles about it. I've never used it. I wasn't aware I was demonizing it, I just need a goddamn new machine.
No, I was speaking in general direction. It really is just like Windows 7 with a few neat features added (while that would be a bad selling argument, it's an argument that it's not the devil). That metro interface is stupid, but you can get rid of it so that it never shows up in 99% of the things you do.